Happy Valentine’s Day!
I link to posts by Dr. James Dahle on his blog The White Coat Investor from time to time. Dr. Dahle published a book The White Coat Investor: A Doctor’s Guide To Personal Finance And Investing. It went on sale this week.
I’m half way through my review copy. He did a very good job. Although it’s written for a doctor audience, non-doctors will find it equally useful. Dr. Dahle is offering special pricing during the first days. Read what he has to say about the book:
I also read these articles this week:
‘Bond-mageddon’—Not so fast by Fran Kinniry at Vanguard Blog for Advisors
Bonds didn’t do well last year but they did well in the first month-and-half in 2014. What about the rest of the year?
Treasury Floating Rate Notes by Mike Piper at Oblivious Investor
Not for you and me. Bank savings accounts are much better. Poor institutional investors can’t have enough FDIC insurance.
An Amazing Gift For A Child by Paul Merriman at Sound Investing
A dollar a day until age 16. Should you do it in a UTMA, a 529 account, or in your own name?
That Viral Chart Predicting Another 1929 Stock-Market Crash? It’s Absurd by Matthew O’Brien at The Atlantic
Learn how to manipulate charts.
A Line of Defense Against the Theft of Personal Data by Ron Lieber at New York Times
Freeze your credit! Clark Howard talks about it all the time. Is it really necessary?
Car Insurance on a New Car Purchase by Michael at Financial Ramblings
As soon as you have the VIN, add it to your insurance. Don’t chance it on the grace period.
Widower May Be Out Of Inheritance by Liz Weston at Ask Liz Weston
Just remember someone else’s money is strictly his or her own. They can dispense it however they want.
Long-Haul Expansion by a Norwegian Carrier Upsets U.S. Airlines by Jad Mouawad at New York Times
European discount airlines are finally coming to the US market. I see fares from either East Coast or West Coast to Norway in August at under $700 round-trip. That’s where we are going for vacation this year.
They also fly non-stop to London, Denmark, and Sweden. If you book make sure you use a credit card with no foreign transaction fee because they are charging you from Norway.